Del Monte / Casa Verde / Recreation Trail Intersection Improvement Project

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This is project funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Neighborhood Community Improvement Program (NCIP) funds, and includes the implementation of intersection operation improvements, pedestrian improvements, bicycle improvements, and recreational trail crossing improvements.

This is project funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Neighborhood Community Improvement Program (NCIP) funds, and includes the implementation of intersection operation improvements, pedestrian improvements, bicycle improvements, and recreational trail crossing improvements.

  • Outreach Meeting, July 1st

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    The City of Monterey is hosting a outreach meeting on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6 PM. This meeting will discuss the project background, project scope, and provide opportunity for feedback.

    To join the meeting use the following link:

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGVhZmZkZjMtZDVjMC00MTQyLWIwZjAtNDBkZDRhM2Y3MmUy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227e220d30-0b59-47e5-8a81-a4a9d9afbdc4%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e73739bf-b5a6-412c-8ee6-4801f15c0338%22%7d

    or dial +1 323-886-7531 and use the following Meeting ID 825 463 433




    We look forward to seeing you there!

    ** Updated July 6, 2021 **

    To fill out our survey regarding Trail use and preferences please use the following link:

    https://forms.gle/K5gZPSMjntCUH9t47

    A recording of the meeting will be available soon and this post will be updated to include a copy of that link.

  • Highway Safety Improvement Program

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    The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core Federal-aid program, administered by Caltrans, with the purpose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned roads and roads on tribal land. These grant funds are highly competitive and target specific countermeasures for reducing collisions which can change between Grant funding cycles.

    As a part of Cycle 9, which opened for applications in summer 2018, the City of Monterey applied for grant funding for the design and construction of intersection improvements at the intersection of Del Monte Avenue and Casa Verde Way, including the recreational trail crossing at Casa Verde Way. The City was awarded grant funding for the project, and the scope includes:

    • Relocation of the Trail Crossing to the intersection,
    • Protected Left turn phase,
    • Realignment of crosswalks for a more direct crossing,
    • ADA improvements to crosswalks,
    • Median improvements for pedestrian crosswalk, and
    • Mountable splitter island at Casa Verde Way and Robertson Avenue to separate vehicular traffic and reduce U-turns.

    Matching funds were provided by the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP).

  • How many people use the trail?

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    We all know that the Recreational Trail is popular with residents, commuters and visitors but just how many people use the trail? As part of the study prior to the project traffic counts were collected on the trail. Weekday Counts were collected Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For the 9-hour weekday period, 305 pedestrians and 374 bicyclists used the trail crossing. Weekend Counts were collected on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For the 4-hour weekend period, 330 pedestrians and 283 bicyclists used the trail crossing.

    Peak Hour, or the highest number of bicycles and pedestrians were counted for these hours:


  • Previously Studied Alternatives

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    As part of the Casa Verde Way/ Rec Trail Crossing Study, several alternatives were studied including an underpass, overpass and at-grade crossing. The overpass and underpass alternatives per dismissed primarily due to cost, other concerns include flooding from storms, sea level rise, and additional maintenance cost from large structures. These alternatives were found to not be feasible and therefore not included in the grant funded project.

    Alternative 1A - Accessible Overpass


    Alternative 1B - Overpass with Separate Accessible Route


    Alternative 2A - Accessible Underpass


    Alternative 2B - Underpass with Separate Accessible Route





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